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May 27, 2009

Take a Chance for Youth at May 29 'Casino Night'

The Oswego YMCA and the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau present Casino Night on Friday, May 29 at the Oswego Armory on West First Street in Oswego. Registration begins at 6 p.m.

Participants must be at least 18 years of age to play games of chance, including black jack and chuck-a-luck. Each player receives $500 in chips to use at the gaming tables. At the end of play, any remaining chips will be used in a live auction featuring a variety of items donated by local businesses.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Thursday night youth activities this summer at the Oswego YMCA during the Oswego Farmers' Market.

I encourage community members to come to this event to support our local kids and create a positive environment for our youth, said Mike Lavner, director of the Oswego YMCA City Youth Center and member of the planning committee.

Supervised childcare for those in kindergarten through grade 6 is provided by the Oswego YMCA staff at no charge. It includes food, drinks and activities. Advanced registration is required for this service.

Participants are encouraged to pre-register at the Oswego YMCA with a $20 donation. Registration at the door will be accepted with a $25 donation. They are also asked to bring a non-perishable food item which will be donated to a local food pantry.

The Casino Night Planning Committee includes Mike Myers, second ward councilor; Mike Lavner, director of the Oswego YMCA City Youth Center; Mike Perkins, YMCA staff member; Kyle Walton, YMCA staff member; Kathleen Fenlon, executive director of the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau and County Parks and Recreation; Dawn Metott, city youth coordinator for the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau; and Brian Chetney, county youth services specialist for the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau.

For more information, call the Oswego YMCA Welcome Center at 343-1981.


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